Castello di Fonterutoli, Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo, Mazzei

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Region:
Tuscany
Grape Variety:
Sangiovese
Grape Variety:
Merlot
Bottle Size:
750ml
ABV:
13.5%
Other:
Vegan

For 26 generations, the Mazzei family has been producing benchmark Italian wines from their historic Castello di Fonterutoli estate in Tuscany and more recently in the Maremma, Sicily and the Veneto. The passion, commitment and expertise that goes into these expressive wines is a reflection of the Mazzei’s spirit of innovation and respect for each property’s unique terroir.

The Fonterutoli estate’s Chianti Classico Riserva is dedicated the the Mazzei’s notable ancestor, Ser Lapo, vigneron, merchant and author of the first official document mentioning “Chianti wine” (December 16th, 1398).

The Sangiovese and Merlot grapes undergo fermentation in stainless steel tanks with 15-18 days maceration. Grapes are aged 12 months in small French oak barriques (50% new), followed by 5 months refinement in bottle.

Ruby red color with violet nuances. On the nose, bright aromas of fresh cherries mingle with notes of thyme and a subtle smoky character. Bright acid structure providing a lively quality. Cranberry, raspberry, and red cherry dominate with hints of leather, cedar, and cocoa powder. Some earthiness in the finish and ripe soft tannins.

Region:
Tuscany
Grape Variety:
Sangiovese
Grape Variety:
Merlot
Bottle Size:
750ml
ABV:
13.5%
Other:
Vegan
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    Posted by Unknown on 30th Aug 2016

    truly beautiful Order was processed quickly and delivered without any drama or damage. What would have been excellent would be an email to say as each step of the order processing was completed and the order had been sent out for delivery.

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